BWF MetaEdit allows extraction, validation, editing as well as embedding of metadata in Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF) files. Furthermore, it can be used to embed MD5 checksums into the BWF file and to report certain errors in WAVE files. Validation of metadata is possible via a ruleset  based on technical specifications by the European Broadcast Union (EBU), who developed the BWF format, by Microsoft, as the format is based on WAVE, as well as by ISO for metadata content such as country codes. The validation rule set also contains conformance testing against the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initative (FADGI) recommendations. Each rule can be either enforced or disabled, allowing for validation towards standard as well as policy compliance.
This tool was developed in 2010 for the Library of Congress and other federal government agencies by the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FAGDI) and is supported by AVP. Written in C++. BWF MetaEdit is in the public domain.
BWF MetaEdit is configured for command line and GUI for Windows/PC, Macintosh, and several major Linux distributions (Debian, ubuntu, redhat, CentOS, fedora, openSUSE, Mandriva).
 Documentation and user support
Guidelines for use from FAGDI (also included in the tool): http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/audio-visual/documents/help_home.html Tutorial by U Texas ischool: https://tutorials.ischool.utexas.edu/index.php/BWF_MetaEdit
 User Experiences
- Paper including case studies on BWF: "Two Open-Source Tools for Digital Asset Metadata Management" by Alexander Duryee and Bertram Lyons
- Includes description of a study on embedded metadata which utilized BWF MetaEdit: "Embedded Metadata in WAVE Files: A look inside issues and tools" by Chris Lacinak, AVPreserve
- ischool Tutorial includes some user experience description
 Development Activity
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